WEConnect International has been active in Canada since the beginning of 2008 working with strategic partners, government agencies, corporate members and outstanding women business owners across the country.

WEConnect International is proud to be the exclusive global partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) in the U.S. WEConnect International leverages this strong long-term partnership to provide opportunity to the organizations WEConnect International partners with in all target countries, including Canada. Together, WEConnect International and WBENC are responsible for ensuring universal women's business enterprise certification standards and processes are maintained by our respective affiliates and local partner organizations.

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September 07, 2016

(September 7, 2016) During WEConnect International Day 2016 in Orlando, Florida, Executive Director of WEConnect International in Canada Astrid Pregel gave a short video interview about International Day and the value of the WEConnect International network. Astrid says WEConnect International provides women business owners with "red carpet access to network and connect with a huge market."

September 05, 2016

(September 5, 2016) Huiping Zhang, President and Founder of Ottawa-based and WEConnect International certified wintraslation, made some time for a short interview during WEConnect International Day 2016 in Orlando, Florida in June 2016. In her interview she says that WEConnect International certification is "an added advantage to any woman who owns a business" and that "it makes really good business sense." Huiping also stresses the importance of buying from women-owned businesses in reach true gender equality.

September 01, 2016

(September 1, 2016) Ruth Vachon, President of Quebec-based partner organization Réseau des Femmes d'affaires du Québec, made time for a short interview during WEConnect International Day 2016 in Orlando, Florida. In her interview she explains the value of certification in connecting women business owners with corporate buyers and why it is important to buy from women-owned business.

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Chelsea Prescod

Country Director, WEConnect International in Canada

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